Judy Ann Macrae, a lifelong resident of Santa Monica, died Thursday, July 22 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 53.

Macrae was born March 6, 1957 to the late Alan and Margery Macrae.

She was a lover of animals, especially dolphins. Macrae also loved reading books and being in the outdoors and around the beach lifestyle.

She treasured her friends and was very generous with her things. Friends said Macrae touched all of their hearts and she will be greatly missed.

Macrae was preceded in death by a sister, Wendy, and husband Micheal Fowler. She is survived by her sister Sean, niece Ariana, nephew Joshua and two grand nephews, Mason and Cameren, all of the Sacramento area.

A beachside memorial service was held in her honor July 21 with her friends and family in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vitas Hospice at www.vitascharityfund.org/.